Information about Ganja Ritual

The Ancient Spiritual Ganja Ritual: The practice of Ganja Rituals has traversed time (Wikipedia excerpts below). This sacred and ancient experience enables me to create a profound connection with my Higher Self, while also facilitating a connection with the Higher Self of attending Guests. Within this ethereal realm, transformative answers to questions and healings are explored, making way for deep spiritual growth.

Ganja is fully legal in the State of Ohio: Ganja is illegal in the State of Kentucky, where L/L Research resides. I started smoking Ganja (again) in the summer of 2019, when I heard the City of Cincinnati had passed a law to decriminalize Ganja. The connection with my Higher Self was realized in May of 2020. The law to commercialize, regulate, legalize and tax the adult use of Cannabis in the State of Ohio was voted on and passed in November, 2023.

The Transformative Power of Ganja: Within a spiritual ritual, ganja holds a profound essence that has the potential to unite people in a spiritual ambiance. Ganja’s healing power is amazing and is being explored in greater depth. The relaxing atmosphere provided by Ganja can be used to alleviate tensions and create harmony between people. Please see related Quo quotes below.

Ganja Rituals are held every 3 days at my home in Cincinnati, Ohio –

1 hour each guest, 2 guests/day.
If there is only one guest, Ganja Ritual can be up to 3 hours.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: usually 1:00 – 4:00, but can be adjusted.
You are welcome to smoke ganja with me, many do not.

To receive more information and/or attend a session, email me, Jan Tate,
at:, and use “Ritual” in subject line.

There is no charge. Donations to L/L Research are appreciated.
Not affiliated with L/L Research.

February 22, 2020 Quo Quote:

Zachary: I have a query, Q’uo. Plant medicines are often used for healing and evolution. It seems that some plant medicines are avatars of aspects of God. For instance, ayahuasca seems to be an avatar of the divine mother or divine feminine. Can you comment on that?

Q’uo: I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my brother. There are indeed various plant entities upon your planetary sphere which have been imbued with the qualities of the various facets of the One Infinite Creator, be they male or female, be they higher or lower, multiple or one. These qualities then are available as a kind of signpost or guide along the way so that the seeker may—by ingesting these plants with the proper attitude and determination and blending of will and faith—be able to experience an expansion of its own consciousness that includes the qualities that the plant exudes, as it is a representation of some facet of the One Infinite Creator.

These plants are found all over your planet and are in most cases (and in most countries) deemed illegal or dangerous, because their effect upon the human brain and mind is not understood clearly by most within the normal society. And this type of thinking or being is that which is a threat to most such entities who do not have the, shall we say, spiritual inclination to find an explanation for the reason for their being upon the planet, other than here to have a job, make a living, support a family, and get ahead.

However, these various plants are known by various shaman and native peoples, indigenous peoples throughout the world, to be various types of pathways to the One Creator that will illuminate the nature of the Creator as the ingester travels the path. There is much of information and inspiration that is possible to be had by such experiences, as you are well aware.”

February 11, 2023 Quo Quote:

B: What is the role of mind-altering or consciousness-altering plant medicines, like magic mushrooms, Ayahuasca, marijuana? Are they helpful on the path to ascension, or not so much?

Q’uo: I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my sister. Again, we must say that for each entity there is the necessity for setting the intention. If the intention is for the purpose of advancing one’s own spiritual journey, of realizing the areas within the being that may be in need of healing, of the chakras that may be blocked by one concern or another that has not been dealt with in the conscious state of a normal daily round of activities, then the use of the plant medicines can be quite helpful, for they are, what you would call, an acceleration of this setting of intention to do that which has not been done. They magnify the opportunity to heal the self and to move forward on the evolutionary path as full members of the human race; all of whom have various difficulties that make them seem to be in need of healing and of being imperfect, and yet, this need for healing in seeming imperfection is exactly the state of being that is required to be understood so that the plant medicines may have their effect to fulfill that desire in recognition of the need for healing.

Is there a further query, my sister?

B: No, thank you.

T: Yes, but how do you determine where along your path that the efficacy of these different drugs or whatever, start to fall away and they become a hindrance at some point? I’m not sure how to tell that.

Q’uo: I am Q’uo, and am aware of your query, my brother. Again, this is the providence of the one who is seeking some kind of healing or reorientation of the mind-body-spirit complex, so that it is more effective in opening the heart in unconditional love, which is the purpose of your third-density illusion. This is a determination that is something that is the responsibility of the one in the situation of considering the use of such plant medicines or considering not using such plant medicines. This is not something that anyone else can tell you, my brother. This is something that you must determine on your own. These free will choices are the way that every person, every entity moves forward in an evolutionary process. One cannot choose for you have to move. This is your choice.”

October 28, 2023 Quo Quote:

I have a question. Thank you for taking the question, and your presence here. Would you be willing to comment on the utility and advisability of use of mind-altering plant substances in spiritual evolution? Thank you.


We are happy to take your query and grateful for it, my sister, and thank you for asking it. We would, in examining this phenomena, suggest a careful examination of the self’s intentions, the self’s needs, and the self’s capacities when approaching this question, for this is a tool of consciousness of considerable power, as you may know, and gift, as you may intuit.

This tool which is made available to your peoples has the capacity to open the self to the universe in various ways, beginning with the thinning and piercing of the veil such that the content and energies of that deep mind, that unconscious mind may become available to the conscious mind in one form or another, experienced uniquely by the unique individual and the unique sacred medicine which they are using. That content may emerge to a self that witnesses it, or may envelope and encompass and consume the self in a symbolic drama or narrative or journey which the self undergoes.

But this is not at random when approached carefully and conscientiously with considerable intention and reverence for the process in alignment with the soul and the Creator within, always beginning and ending in the Creator. No, my friends, this is not random, not just a phenomena of a neurobiological dimension that produces, as some among your peoples would call it, hallucination without meaning or connection. No, instead, for they who approach this with the open heart and intention, what may be possible for the self is a profound opening, an opportunity for self-discovery for contact with those deeper and expanded layers of self which may be normally, as you perceive it, outside of the purview of the conscious waking experience of the self.

And in this discovery may await challenge to the conscious mind—challenge of many variety; challenge of the assumptions one holds about the nature of reality and the defining contours of the self; challenge in terms of that which is gifted to the conscious mind which may have been repressed [or] forgotten; challenge, in the facing of self with self, of those perhaps imbalanced or neglected or unloved portions of the self.

For the journey upon which one embarks with the aid of these sacred technologies, you might call them, is one of a movement toward wholeness, toward the wholeness of being, toward invitation into the present moment and outside of the illusionary journey of time across which the self’s attention and consciousness is usually spread in creating an illusory construct and sense of self. This journey invites one into wholeness and to the fullness of being into a more and more holistic understanding of the self. It is a journey of healing, of reconnection.

And in that healing, one may, for a time in this carefully constructed container or setting, open the doorway too intelligent infinity, open to that which is beyond the boundaries of the finite self and who and what the self thinks it is, and who and what the self thinks reality is, into the great, vast, silent and still unknown. Not necessarily for the purpose of a splendid or a fantastic experience, though these experiences are and can indeed be fantastic to the conscious mind, but for the purpose of restoration of that self which has, in the course of its journey, distorted its energy configurations through likely the many injuries and misapprehensions and misapplications of the Creator’s energy.

Along the way the self opens its shell-like armoring of the violet-red spectrum such that it may allow a stream, into its seemingly separate ecosystem of a mind body spirit complex, of Source and Source energy that it may be availed of a new opportunity to see the self and let the self be healed.

Again, we caution as with any tool that is powerful that this power has the potential to act, you may say, harmfully and in unintended ways toward a self who has not carefully and reverentially approached this power. We would encourage such a student wishing to make use of this sacred opportunity to do their study and to converse with those more experienced in these ways [so as] to not abuse such opportunities; and always, always, before and after, to do the work in consciousness. For one who opens the self to a greater intensity of light is then responsible for that greater intensity. And this is not to frighten the self who has done this inner-preparatory work, and who commits to all the work that may come afterwards which may continue to be challenging in terms of what was unearthed, what is discovered.

For such a student, they may safely integrate this new and deeper understanding of self and find peace within, perhaps where there was conflict; or forgiveness where there was its lack; or the healing of a relationship which had been torn asunder, and so forth; among the various benefits that come from a self who is separate and suffering who [then] steps into that verdant paradise of wholeness and unconditional love for self and for all beings. These tools are gifts to be appreciated, and to be used carefully.

As this instrument was recently discussing such matters with a fellow traveler upon the path, it may even be said that some of these particular sacred plant medicines may be a part of the Gaian mind which is offered to those of third density as a means of communication and invitation to the return to and realignment with your Mother Earth, that you and her consciousness may be aligned, in harmony, and in resonance; that you, as was true in this instrument’s somewhat recent experience with these medicines, are invited to release that state of consciousness of your—we correct this instrument—are invited to step away from that conceptual world which you inhabit, which separates you from what we can somewhat crudely describe as the real world, into a connection with the organic cosmos and universe.

For you, my friends are inhabiting a somewhat or severely estranged universe of concept and separation wherein you believe you look around you and see and sense and take in the world with your perceptive and cognitive faculties, but [you] instead drift and dance within a world of concept that does not see the oneness and the face of God, and that is present in each moment.

May we ask if there was a follow up to this question, my sister? We are those of Q’uo.

N: Yes, Q’uo, would a helpful tool for using these plant medicines at any time is meditation perhaps a good preparatory activity to protect the sanctity and respect the power of these medications?


We are those of Q’uo and are happy, my sister, that you have named this near universally helpful and applicable method for engaging one’s spiritual journey. We do not have one-size-fits-all mythologies—we correct this instrument—methodologies or prescriptions to offer the self, but we can indeed strongly encourage this particular practice as a means of preparing the self. Indeed, we would encourage any considering the question on whether embarking on such a journey and leaving the, shall we say, shores of consensus reality into this strange and unknown world offered by these entheogens, as some among your peoples call them, that they spend time in this inner sanctum of meditation, seeking that counsel, asking into the silence about the appropriateness and use of this journey, and about the self’s intentions in undertaking this particular work in consciousness.

And then leaning into that silence, trusting that the answer will come. It is well, generally, for any deepened work in conscious or work with the spirit complex, to clear the mental jumble; to bring the attention into focus to become still in mind and body, that the self may hear the still small voice of the Creator; that the self may be receptive to that which is least distorted of you, that being the spirit complex and the infinite wisdom available therein. We may go a step further and suggest as well that meditation could be used most fruitfully as the starting point of the use of this particular medicine as well.

Entheogenic use of cannabis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cannabis has served as an entheogen—a chemical substance used in religious or spiritual context—in the Indian subcontinent since the Vedic period dating back to approximately 1500 BCE, but perhaps as far back as 2000 BCE. Cannabis has been used by shamanic and pagan cultures to ponder deeply religious and philosophical subjects related to their tribe or society, to achieve a form of enlightenment, to unravel unknown facts and realms of the human mind and subconscious, and also as an aphrodisiac during rituals. There are several references in Greek mythology to a powerful drug that eliminated anguish and sorrow. Herodotus wrote about early ceremonial practices by the Scythians, thought to have occurred from the 5th to 2nd century BCE. Itinerant Hindu saints have used it in the Indian subcontinent for centuries. Over the last few decades hundreds of archaeological and anthropological items of evidence have come out of Mexican, Mayan and Aztec cultures that suggest cannabis, along with magic mushrooms, peyote, mescaline and other psychoactive plants were used in cultural shamanic and religious rituals. Mexican-Indian communities occasionally use cannabis in religious ceremonies by leaving bundles of it on church altars to be consumed by the attendees.

The earliest known reports regarding the sacred status of cannabis in the Indian subcontinent come from the Atharva Veda estimated to have been written sometime around 2000–1400 BCE, which mentions cannabis as one of the “five sacred plants… which release us from anxiety” and that a guardian angel resides in its leaves. The Vedas also refer to it as a “source of happiness,” “joy-giver” and “liberator,” and in the Raja Valabba, the gods send hemp to the human race so that they might attain delight, lose fear and have sexual desires. Many households in India own and grow a cannabis plant to be able to offer cannabis to a passing sadhu (ascetic holy men), and during some evening devotional services it is not uncommon for cannabis to be smoked by everyone present.

The sinologist and historian Joseph Needham concluded “the hallucinogenic properties of hemp were common knowledge in Chinese medical and Taoist circles for two millennia or more”, and other scholars associated Chinese shamans with the entheogenic use of cannabis in Central Asian shamanism.

The use of Cannabis as an hallucinogenic drug by necromancers or magicians is especially notable. It should be pointed out that in ancient China, as in most early cultures, medicine has its origin in magic. Medicine men were practicing magicians. In northeastern Asia, shamanism was widespread from Neolithic down to recent times. In ancient China shamans were known as wu. This vocation was very common down to the Han dynasty. After that it gradually diminished in importance, but the practice persisted in scattered localities and among certain peoples. In the far north, among the nomadic tribes of Mongolia and Siberia, shamanism was widespread and common until rather recent times.

According to Alfred Dunhill, Africans have had a long tradition of smoking hemp in gourd pipes, asserting that by 1884 the King of the Baluka tribe of the Congo had established a “riamba” or hemp-smoking cult in place of fetish-worship. Enormous gourd pipes were used. Cannabis was used in Africa to restore appetite and relieve pain of hemorrhoids. It was also used as an antiseptic. In a number of countries, it was used to treat tetanus, hydrophobia, delirium tremens, infantile convulsions, neuralgia and other nervous disorders, cholera, menorrhagia, rheumatism, hay fever, asthma, skin diseases, and protracted labor during childbirth.

Each tribesman was required to participate in the cult of Riamba and show his devotion by smoking as frequently as possible. They attributed universal magical powers to hemp, which was thought to combat all kinds of evil and they took it when they went to war and when they traveled. There were initiation rites for new members which usually took place before a war or long journey. The hemp pipe assumed a symbolic meaning for the Bashilenge somewhat analogous to the significance which the peace pipe had for American Indians. No holiday, no trade agreement, no peace treaty was transacted without it. In the middle Sahara region, the Senusi sect also cultivated hemp on a large scale for use in religious ceremonies.

In ancient Germanic paganism, cannabis was associated with the love goddess, Freya. The harvesting of the plant was connected with an erotic high festival. It was believed that Freya lived as a fertile force in the plant’s feminine flowers and by ingesting them one became influenced by this divine force. Linguistics offers further evidence of prehistoric use of cannabis by Germanic peoples.

The Assyrians, Egyptians, and Hebrews, among other Semitic cultures of the Middle East, mostly acquired cannabis from Aryan cultures and have burned it as an incense as early as 1000 BC.

Cannabis oil was likely used throughout the Middle East for centuries before and after the birth of Christ. It is mentioned in the original Hebrew Old Testament and in its Aramaic translations as both incense and as intoxicant. Cannabis, as an incense, was used in the temples of Assyria and Babylon because “its aroma was pleasing to the Gods.”